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Take the Plunge: Make 2016 YOUR Year!

December 18, 2015

How I love this beautiful black horse!  He is plunging through my canvas to show you he has the courage to break through his barriers.  I didn’t even draw him!  He showed up all by himself as the paint dried!

Is this YOUR year to take the plunge?  Who better than YOU to do what it is you want to do?

This year of 2016 can bring a whole new and exciting chapter of life to you.  I will post short, simple words of encouragement along with one of my abstract paintings to uplift and encourage you. 

If you need help from ME, please visit http:/www.CareerAction.Biz   (The site is active, so if your browser gives you an error message, please copy/paste to get there!)

I’ve been in business since 1979 helping people find their way in an uncertain world, and I can help you, too.  I encourage you to leave a comment or a question.

I also encourage you to be bold in 2016!  Take the plunge!


Taking the Plunge

Manifesting Romance: Happily Ever Laughter!

June 19, 2015

SheilaKnows Happily Ever Laughter

After decades of helping thousands figure out their puzzling love relationships as an international dating consultant, I have partnered with Tonja Waring (renowned infommercial/marketing expert and QVC personality) to co-author our life-changing book, “Manifesting Romance:  Happily Ever Laughter!”.  We are getting consistent five-star reviews on Amazon, and here are some reasons why.  As a reader of our book:

You get in on some little-known secrets to attracting romance.

You get to relate to a real person and her search for love.


You get to read a well-written book that moves you, that you can relate to.

You get answers to some of life’s mysteries about love.

You get to discover some techniques for flirting.

You get to see how coaching can work in goal achievement.

We would so appreciate a review on Amazon after you have read our book!  Here is the link to it on Amazon:

Reading our book isn’t the end of the story, however!  There is personal coaching available to you (at a $60 USD/20-minute call) that will help you grow your romance once you have found your partner!  It’s all done by Sheila Van Houten personally, by phone and/or email, so it’s quick and easy!  Just email Sheila at to request a private booking.

Here is your invitation to share your wisdom:  What is the number-one frustration you have experienced in the romance department, and how have you resolved it?  You may leave your reply below.  We invite you to visit our website for additional testimonials and other information.

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Thank you for visiting Succeed Now today!

Art: The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

June 1, 2015

Invitation to share your wisdom:  How has art made your life better, happier, richer?  Please leave your contribution at the boyyom of this post.

As a totally spontaneous abstract artist since 2011, with no formal training of any kind, I am thrilled to say that my art is currently (as of June, 2015) in 20 countries and 19 United States helping to uplift patients of all ages and conditions!  I have seen Alzheimers patients respond in very dramatic ways to my art.  They become present, they make eye contact with others, they interact, they create stories about what my art is saying to them, and their features, particularly the eyes, become very much alive and vibrant.

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My work is particularly unusual because totally spontaneous images appear as the paint dries, sometimes by the dozen.  I say spontaneous because I can’t draw!  Here is just one example, an enlargement from a tiny corner of a much larger painting.  It’s a Micronesian snail, something I had no idea of, let alone how to draw one!

Micronesian Snail Up Close

Here it is again, superimposed on a picture of an actual Micronesian snail we discovered on a friend’s office wall calendar:

Micronesian Snail 2(Look to the lower right to see my painting spontaneous image.)

We know we all love art, and here are a few reasons why!

Many researchers have found that art affects us in multiple ways.  In fact, art

  • Neutralizes cortisol and other stress hormones
  • Increases calming, positive hormones
  • Mitigates post-traumatic-stress disorder in troops
  • Increases cognitive reserves
  • Stimulates cognition

From my own research with my art cards, and from earlier research done prior to publishing a musical meditation CD, I would further add:

  • Reaches and stimulates Alzheimers patients
  • Stimulates 10 mind-body experiences such as:

Relaxed muscles, lowered pain levels, slowed respiration, normalized blood pressure, neutralized anxiety, normalized heart rate,  calmed and deepened brain-wave states (alpha to theta for instance), lowered body temperature, and meditative states reached.

  • Stimulates right-brain activity and the ability to see hidden faces and other imagery in paintings.
  • Brings about visible peace of mind, upliftment, and encouragement in patients and others who are in unhappy, debilitating, or frightening circumstances.

No wonder we love art!

I am thrilled to be able to actively contribute to the field of art therapy through my paintings!  If you would like a complimentary set of glossy, full-color, double post-card size reprints, please contact me to make arrangements!

Sheila Van Houten, DD, PhD

New Light Consulting Corporation



U.S. Troops! Here Is A Life-Changing Gift for You & Your Families!

May 25, 2015





Dads SeagullYou can soar with Troops in Transition! 

Troops and your families, my husband Brian and I thank you for your service and sacrifice.

If you are experiencing PTSD, we urge you to contact  WarriorHealthFoundation.Org right now.  Help is available in ways not previously addressed.  Very important new information about why you feel the way you do and what can be done to bring you back to a happy state of wellness.


In appreciation of your service and sacrifice, we extend to you and your families  a very valuable gift:  The Troops-In-Transition Program..

Troops In Transition is a turnkey, independent-study, life-and-career skills program designed to lead you to your best career and happiest lifestyle.  It is yours for the asking by calling 612-866-1269, CST.  It was created by Sheila Van Houten, DD, PhD, a dedicated coach/trainer/business owner since 1979.

This program has been in use with civilians for over three decades.  It has helped thousands find their way in a complex, confusing world.  It has always delivered a proven result of 95%.  There is no way to lose unless you quit before you achieve your goals!  Our focus groups with the troops have demonstrated the same results consistently since 2012, when Troops In Transition was started.

Now, it is your turn to benefit.  You will achieve over 50 life-and-career skills you don’t have right now, and those skills will open doors for you for the rest of your life. 

The program is arranged in short segments and seems really simple, yet the segments build upon each other, and suddenly you realize you have accomplished a huge amount in a very short time. You work at your own pace, and you don’t need to travel to some crowded room for six hours at a time to participate.  You do it right from wherever you live.

What is required of YOU is about 40 hours of your motivated time, and access to a computer. 

Every member of your family can benefit from Troops In Transition, too, and because of your service and sacrifice, they can.  Even the family pet(s) have their own special attention in the Troops In Transition program!

We make it easy (and free) for you to succeed!   All Sheila to get started!  612-866-1269 central time.

The best of the best to you!  Brian and Sheila Van Houten

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Chelisa and Tim are the “real deal” and will lead you to whatever level of success you are motivated to achieve.  We say, “go for it!”


Che and Tim


Thump Your Chest to Relax?!

May 24, 2015

A70ACE38-F025-4C7F-8807-5B243ADD7BBA “Joy!” Acrylic on canvas by Sheila Van Houten, DD, PhD

Invitation to share your wisdom:  What is your worst stressor, and how do you manage it?  Leave a reply at the bottom of this post to share your wisdom.

Thump Your Chest to Relax?

Discover Instant Tranquility with the Thymus Thump!

How do you feel when you look at this painting?

Would you like to feel like that within 30 seconds anytime you wish?  Well, you can!  Here’s how:

Find that little “V” in your neck, at the base of your throat, and tap just below it, directly on your skin, with four fingers of either hand.  Tap vigorously 33 times while you recall (or look at) the painting above (or any other image you love).

Result?  Instant tranquility!  Just that fast, a small gland, called the Thymus gland, releases a chemical that causes your body, mind, and spirit to create at least 10 relaxation responses, some of which you will actually feel!

Muscle tension, pain levels, blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, and feelings of stress and anxiety will all lower while feelings of peace and tranquility will increase.  Even your immunity will be strengthened!

Stuck in a meeting where you can’t thump your chest?  Put the tip of your tongue on that little web of skin behind your two front teeth where you burn your mouth with hot pizza sometimes.  You’ll get the same result!

It’s all very scientific and proven, too!  Dr. Diamond wrote a wonderful little book back in the 1970’s called “Your Body Doesn’t Lie”.  It’s all about the miraculous Thymus gland.  It’s a fascinating read.  Be sure to get it if you can find it.  Last time I checked, Amazon still had a few copies.

I’ve been doing the Thymus Thump intuitively since I was three, and it always works!  Make it part of your relaxation protocol!  You’ll be glad you did!

Thank you for reading my blog today!



Sheila Van Houten, DD, PhD, Helping you On Your Way Since 1979!

Discovery Art: Give Your Right Brain a Field Trip!

November 16, 2011

Your left brain is probably over worked, and your right brain is probably longing for exercise! Have a look at Gaia, and see what you can see!  Click twice on the image to enlarge it.


All my paintings have numerous hidden images in them – images that showed up as the paint dried, images that I did NOT deliberately paint in! Finding them is endless fun for people of all ages!  My work is in 20 countries and 19 United States as of 2015 helping uplift people of all circumstances and conditions.  Alzheimers patients are particularly responsive to my art!  If you would like to receive a complimentary packet of glossy, full color, large post cards, please contact me at achieve11@mac,com to make your request.  If you work with groups, I can send you more than one packet.  These are extraordinarily well received in memory-care facilities, for instance.

I invite you to http://www.DiscoveryArt.Info for more delightful paintings and comments by viewers of what they have found in each one.

Have fun!

Discovery Art: Give Your Right Brain a Field Trip!

November 16, 2011

Relieve the Pain at the Pump AND the Pain in Your Head!

April 22, 2011

VASTU FOR YOU:  Relieve the pain at the pump AND the pain in your head!

Two years ago, my husband and I placed a small, specially designed pyramid on the dashboard of our luxury car and increased our gas mileage 20%-25%, city driving, ever since.

How does this car pyramid work? It’s based on the art and science of Vastu. Vastu is similar to fung shui, but it also incorporates pyramid science, Reiki, numerology, geomancy, crstsals, and magnets.  Developed by a world-renowned bio-physicist, Vastu pyramid products are indeed the merging of science and spirituality, spanning centuries of ancient wisdom and the sophistication of 21st-century technology.  

Vastu car pyramids create a favorable energetic in your car that makes it run better!  They cost $48, work forever, no batteries or moving parts, and self mount onto your dashboard.  They are powered by their own energetics and your intention. 

Besides the increase in our gas mileage of 20-25% in the two years we have tested ours, two friends have experienced significant increases as well (7% for a rickety old car, and 15% for a car in fairly good shape!).  Even at 7% if you have a rickety car, 7% of your annual gas expenditure is still a tidy sum of money!  Plus, your car works better overall!

There are Vastu products to enhance your personal life, home, land holdings, pain, love relationships, prosperity, safety and security, and a hundred other things – even relief from migraine headaches!  There is a headache band that I have discovered also works for pain in the knees, elbows, arms, even the jaw.  It costs $14 and works forever!

The smartest moguls know about Vastu.  They incorporate these pyramid products into the foundations of their mansions, hotels, shopping centers, and casinos because they know the energetics of Vastu creates prosperity, safety, and well being.   Now YOU can do the same thing in your home, office and property.

There are 2 1/2 MILLION Vastu practitioners in India alone, and Vastu is rapidly gaining in popularity here in the United States as well.

Check it all out at  If you do not want to register as a visitor, just click on the word “pyramids” on the left link bar and explore a whole new world of life-changing products!  These products PERFORM!

I am so delighted to be a certified Vastu Consultant as well as a dealer for these pyramid products.  If I can help you Vastu your home, office, or property, or if I can help you choose products for your personal enhancement, please email me with your name and phone number, and I will call you:

Thank you for visiting my blog!  I welcome your stories about how you like your Vastu products.


Sheila Van Houten, DD, PhD

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Entrepreneur’s Checklist/Action Agenda

May 15, 2009

Assess Your Entrepreneurial Skills – New from Sheila!

As a 37-year business owner (1979!), I am a veteran entrepreneur.  I was running a home-based business before it was a popular thing to do.  I have created an assessment strategy so you can figure out if  YOU would do well as an entrepreneur.
You can take the assessment  just by visiting my website and clicking on the ENTREPRENEUR’S CHECKLIST located in the alphabetical site map.

When you have finished taking the assessment, you will know what areas of entrepreneurialism you are strong in, what areas you may want to strengthen, and what order to proceed in!

More and more people are becoming disenchanted with the cubicle career!  More and more people are beginning to wonder if they should go into business for themselves.  The Entrepreneur’s Checklist is a perfect way for you to find out if being an entrepreneur is for you!  I love to encourage entrepreneurialism, so I offer you a complimentary 15-minute telephone consultation to new entrepreneurs.  Contact me via email to make arrangements for this call:

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Sheila Van Houten, DD, PhD – Helping you on your way since 1979!  Landing Page:  http://www.SheilaConsults.Com


Daily Law of Attraction!

April 4, 2009

SKV PiCSheila Van Houten, DD, PhD

Please visit my new web page “Daily Law of Attraction” at  (Use the alphabetical site map to click on Daily Law of Attraction.) There you will find 36 principles of the law of attraction and creative ways to use them daily in your life! Put these principles to use in your life and see what magic happens!

The GORGEOUS card deck Little Reminders: Law of Attraction by Zerner and Farber is available at starting at $4.42 – what a buy!